"[A] sense of lyricism, gripping dramatic flow and intellectual depth all came together in a bravura performance" - Washington Post
American violinist Chad Hoopes has remained a consistent and versatile performer with many of the world’s leading orchestras since winning First Prize at the Young Artists Division of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. He is a 2017 recipient of Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Career Grant. Highlights of past and present seasons include performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. He has performed with leading orchestras including the San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Houston, and National symphonies, as well as the Minnesota Orchestra, and National Arts Centre Orchestra in Canada. An alum of The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two), he frequently performs with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He has additionally given recitals at the Ravinia Festival, the Tonhalle Zürich, the Louvre, and at Lincoln Center in New York City. His debut recording with the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra under Kristjan Järvi featured the Mendelssohn and Adams concertos, and his next recording will feature Bernstein’s Violin Sonata with pianist Wayne Marshall. He is a frequent guest artist at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland, the Rheingau Festival, and at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where he was named the winner of the prestigious Audience Award. Born in Florida, Mr. Hoopes attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Kronberg Academy under the guidance of Professor Ana Chumachenco, who remains his mentor. He plays the 1991 Samuel Zygmuntowicz, ex Isaac Stern violin.